Top Natural Destinations and Adventure Tours in Costa Rica

Tortuguero Village, ©m.prinke/Flickr

Tortuguero Village, ©m.prinke/Flickr

Costa Rica is a hotspot for any traveler looking to enjoy nature and sun. Here you will find some of the richest wildlife, spectacular landscapes, and beautiful beaches. We’ve concentrated on putting together unique natural destinations off the beaten path with the best lodges for exploring them and come up with the suggested itineraries described below.

Discover Costa Rica’s untrodden natural highlights having an opportunity for dozens outdoor activities, end your day relaxing and enjoying the wonderful views across the Pacific Ocean. Read this guide for some tips to off the beaten path attractions for an amazing Costa Rica travel adventure, where tourists, although never completely absent, won’t be crowding you.

Tube in the Canyons of Rio Negro

Rincón de La Vieja Volcano National Park is one of the undiscovered jewels of Costa Rica and Hacienda Guachipelín Ranch the perfect place to stay while discovering it. Once you arrive you’re not going to want to leave – but will because Playa Mal País is irresistable too. During your adventure you can try tubing in the unique slot canyons of the Rio Negro, start a surf school at Santa Teresa Mal Pais beach or take part of a Canopy Tour.

Cloud forest on Rincón de la Vieja Volcano, ©MiguelVieira/Flickr

Cloud forest on Rincón de la Vieja Volcano, ©MiguelVieira/Flickr

Discover Costa Rica’s Wildlife

Tourists who love natural destinations must visit Tortuguero. Tortuguero is famous for the Sea Turtle nesting beaches, but not everyone know’s it is also probably the single best spot in Costa Rica for viewing other wildlife.

Sea Turtle Conservancy in Tortuguero, ©m.prinke/Flickr

Sea Turtle Conservancy in Tortuguero, ©m.prinke/Flickr

Monkeys, sloths, water walking lizardsd and hundreds of bird species call the unique “water trails” of the park home and as naturalists know wildlife allows much closer approaches without startling when you glide up in a boat than when you’re on foot. At the top of the destinations in Costa Rica are Tortuguero Town/Museum. For real nature lovers  a Tortuguero National Park Tour will be an unforgettable adventure. Arenal Volcano Tours and Canopy Zip line Tours are also on the top of adventures for Costa Rican tourists. During this  “Journey to the Jungle” tour your accommodation is Hotel Grano de Oro in San Jose for one night, Laguna Lodge in Tortuguero for two nights and Silencio del Campo in La Fortuna, having six breakfasts, two lunches and two dinners.

Tortuguero Village, ©m.prinke/Flickr

Tortuguero Village, ©m.prinke/Flickr

Those who are looking for more natural destinations in Costa Rica do not hesitate to enjoy a  Birdwatching Tour at Trogon Lodge, Canopy Zip line Tour or tree climbing.

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